So, what about Joshua Leeds?

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Music Producer, Sound Researcher, Composer, Author, Educator, Consultant, Thought Leader.

Based on principles of psychoacoustics and bioacoustics, Joshua Leeds produces auditory programs used in homes, clinics, classrooms, and animal environments. As a conference and workshop presenter, he brings information about the field of soundwork to novices and professionals alike.

Current Fields of Interest
The use of music and sound for health, learning, and productivity; the study of the effect of music and sound with cross-species perspective.

Book Publications

  • 2010 The Power of Sound (2nd Edition) Inner Traditions

  • 2001 The Power of Sound Inner Traditions

  • 1997 Sonic Alchemy InnerSong Press

Teaching Positions

  • 2008-2017 New York Open Center Sound & Music Institute (NYC)

  • 2006-2007 California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco)

  • 2003-2007 California Institute of Psychoacoustics (San Francisco)

  • 2000-2001 California Recording Institute (San Francisco)

  • 1999-2000 Twenty training seminars for healthcare professionals in application of The Listening Program, a Tomatis sound stimulation therapy. Programs presented at Cambridge, UK , Cologne, Germany, and throughout America.

Educational Degrees
1996 Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphasis on Psychoacoustics from The Union Institute (Sacramento, CA)

Additional Study of Music and Sound

  • 1993-95 Therapeutic Sound School (Boulder, CO)

  • 1990-92 Mannes School of Music (New York City)

  • 1986-87 University of CA at Los Angeles (Los Angeles)

  • 1985-86 Grove School of Music (Los Angeles)

  • 1974-75 University of CA at Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

  • 1973-74 Cabrillo College (Santa Cruz, CA)

  • 1968-70 San Francisco State University (San Francisco)

Private Study

  • 1995-1996 Susan Alexjander, Psychoacoustics (San Francisco)

  • 1990-1992 Madeline Bruser, Classical Piano (New York City)

  • 1990-1992 David Tsimpidis, Composition (New York City)

  • 1990-1992 Rudy Palmer, Orchestration (New York City)

Professional Collaborations

  • Advanced Brain Technologies (Tomatis-based The Listening Program)

  • The Monroe Institute (Hemispheric Synchronization, Binaural frequencies)

  • National Academy of Child Development (Director, Robert Doman, Jr.)

  • Victoria Stilwell (Renown dog trainer, author)

  • Dr. Jeffrey Thompson (Director, Center for NeuroAcoustic Research)

  • Dr. Andrew Weil (Author, Director, Integrative Medicine, Univ of Arizona )

  • Anna Wise (Brainwave bio-feedback, author, The High Performance Mind)


  • 2007-10  Co-founder/Exec Dir, Sound and Music Alliance (SAMA) (501(c)6)

  • 2003-    Co-founder/Exec Dir, BioAcoustic Research, Inc.

  • 1996-2000  Co-founder/Exec Dir, Applied Music & Sound Technologies


Joshua is based in Ashland, Oregon, USA. However, he is occasionally sighted all over the world.